A 6-year-old Elizabeth City boy was treated and released from a Virginia hospital on Sunday after being struck by a vehicle the previous day on Second Street and reportedly being thrown about 15 feet, police said.
The incident occurred shortly after 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, apparently while there had been a birthday party in the 700 block of Second, Capt. John Young said.
A parent was talking to a person in a vehicle, with the vehicle having stopped on Second beside a long line of parked vehicles, Young said. About 10 to 15 children, from 1 to about 13 to 14 years of age, were attending the party, Young said.
As the two were talking, Jermaine Williams, of the 200 block of West Burgess Street and who was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6, approached the area, Young said. The Pontiac was registered to Jessica Lumsden, of the 400 block of Old Lebanon Trail and who was a passenger, Young said.
Williams, instead of coming to a halt behind the stopped vehicle, drove left of center as the 6-year-old was crossing the street, causing the child to be hit, Young said.
The child was taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center with possible internal injuries before being taken to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Young said.
Because police cited Williams, 31, for driving left of center, he is due on July 14 in Pasquotank County District Court, court officials said.